2000-2001

The Vital Issues Program is a series of seminars organised by the Parliamentary Library for the benefit of Senators and Members. The aim of the seminar program, which has been running since 1986, is to bring notable speakers to the Parliament to give Senators and Members and their staff the opportunity to hear, first hand, expert opinion on a range of currently relevant topics. Seminars are recorded and are available to Senators and Members only.

Seminars held during 2000-01

Title/Speakers/Chair
Number/Date
The US Presidential Election 2000
Speaker: Dr John Hart
Chair: Senator Jeannie Ferris
1   2000-01
29 November 2000
Reforming Government and Parliament
Speaker: Professor Robert Hazell
Chair: The Hon. D. R. Williams AM QC MP
2   2000-01
27 March 2001
Access to Services for Regional Australians: A Reality Check
Speakers: Richard Stayner and Dr Gerald Haberkorn
Chair: Senator S. Mackay
3   2000-01
5 April 2001
The Government's Budget Strategy: the 2001-02 Budget in Context
Speakers: Mr Chris Murphy and Dr Steven Kates
Chair: The Hon. Peter Slipper MP
4   2000-01
6 June 2001


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